Nataša Veličković

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Synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone (DEX), a highly potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agent, is widely used in the treatment of brain cancer, as well as for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The present study aimed to determine whether low-dose subchronic DEX treatment (100 μg/kg for eight consecutive days) exerts long-term effects on(More)
Extracellular nucleotides affect female reproductive functions, fertilization, and pregnancy. The aim of this study was to investigate biochemical characteristics of ATP and ADP hydrolysis and identify E-NTPDases in myometrial cell membranes from Wistar albino rats. The apparent K m values were 506.4 ± 62.1 and 638.8 ± 31.3 μM, with a calculated V max (app)(More)
Recent studies reported that exposure of juvenile rats to cranial irradiation affects hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis stability, leading to its activation along with radiation-induced inflammation. In the present study, we hypothesized whether inflammatory reaction in the CNS could be a mediator of HPA axis response to cranial irradiation (CI).(More)
Results of previous morphometric and genetic analyses of grey wolf (Canis lupus L.) population from Serbia indicated different patterns of population subdivision. In order to explore population structure, level of genetic variability, genetic drift, inbreeding and signals of bottleneck for grey wolves from Serbia, we applied highly polymorphic genetic(More)
Although dexamethasone (DEX), a synthetic glucocorticoid receptor (GR) analog with profound effects on energy metabolism, immune system, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, is widely used therapeutically, its impact on the brain is poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to explore the effect of repeated low-dose DEX administration on the(More)
Our results, as well as those of others, have indicated that 17β-estradiol (E2) exerts its nongenomic effects in neuronal cells by affecting plasma membrane Ca(2+) flux. In neuronal cells mitochondria possess Ca(2+) buffering properties as they both sequester and release Ca(2+). The goal of this study was to examine the rapid non-genomic effect of E2 on(More)
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